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This is a discussion on FBN TANK IDEAS!!! within the Photos & Pictures of Enclosures, Vivaria, etc forums, part of the Vivaria, Enclosures & Product Reviews category; Hi guys, i've been looking at the forums here for a while....2-3 months? and <u>JUST REGISTERED!</u> hehe. and i was ...

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Old 10th October 2005   #1 (permalink)
khanh
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Hi guys, i've been looking at the forums here for a while....2-3 months? and <u>JUST REGISTERED!</u> hehe. and i was wondering if all of you can show me a picture of your semi aquatic or vivarium tanks please! ill show you mines as soon as i figure out this camera haha. THANKS!



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Old 10th October 2005   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Khanh,

Here's a picture of the tank I keep my chinese fire belly in. The tank is 30 Litres, which I think is about 8 US Gallons. There's 8 inches of water with a plastic tree root for an island, which she loves and spends a lot of her time on top of. The plants are mostly silk but there's some live Java fern and also dried fern I got from a petshop. I have a fluval 1+ filter.

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I've actually changed the setup just slightly since this photo was taken so the tree trunk is now over to the right with the rocks and plants mostly over to the left so that I can feed her on the bare glass around the island.

If anyone has any comments, I'd love to hear them.

Dawn



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Old 11th October 2005   #3 (permalink)
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what kind of plants are those...lovely setup i just posted a picture of my tank if you wanna take a look lol.



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Old 11th October 2005   #4 (permalink)
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great tank! My CO would love to go there for a vacation. Her tank is quite pathetic. poor her.



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Old 11th October 2005   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks! i put hard effort into it...its still not completed...im adding some more plants and some fishies for decor.



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Old 11th October 2005   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks, the plants you can see at the bottom are fake silk plants I bought in a pet shop and the dark stuff floating down from the island is dried fern, also from the petshop.

I took a look at your tank too, it's a really nice setup you have, I think I should be taking tips from you not the other way round! Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 11th October 2005   #7 (permalink)
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HEY i see your newt on top of the island thingy! lol. thanks for compliments. i am soon to change him out to a bigger tank for biugger space and i want to make a waterfal area so yeah......i guess ill be needing 200 bucks lol. oo if your any good at any of this does brine shrimp have good use to the newt? do they like it? or should i buy earthworms?



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Old 11th October 2005   #8 (permalink)
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Check out this article

http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/foods.shtml

I have tried feeding frozen bloodworm and live earthworms. Adara seems to be a bit of a fussy eater though. A lot of people on this site suggest feeding with tweezers but I haven't had any success with that unfortunately. She won't eat on land at all. The only time I have ever seen her eat is in the water. I've tried cutting up the earthworm and putting it on her island only to have to clean it up later and she doesnt seem too interested in that in the water either. She likes the bloodworm though. My latest tactic to get her to eat was trying to put a whole earthworm in to see how she reacted and she tried to bite it right away! Click the image to open in full size. unfortunately it was too big for her but the movement got her attention and she started chomping the bloodworms at that point. I think most people agree that earthworms are ideal though, they're very nutritious so I would go with that. What have you been feeding so far?



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Old 11th October 2005   #9 (permalink)
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well for the past months ive been jut feeding it pellets and just started feeding him brine shrimp which he isnt touching....i juut dont know...and none of the pet shops here carry earthworms.



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Old 11th October 2005   #10 (permalink)
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you should be able to get frozen bloodworm from a pet shop, and I'm pretty sure that would be better than pellets. As for earthworms, have you tried bait shops? I get my mine mail order from a company specialising in live feeds etc but I doubt that will do you much good since they are UK based. Maybe someone in your area can make a recommendation? The other alternative is to go out into your back garden and dig em up Click the image to open in full size. (only if no pesticides have been used on the land)



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Old 12th October 2005   #11 (permalink)
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YAY i got some earthworms! from petsmart! luckily they just started selling all WORMS live last week. YAY! lol. so im gonna try it out i told them if i can buy small earthworms and they look small enough for my newt to bite ^^. and i just bought some stuff ill show a recent tank setup!



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Old 12th October 2005   #12 (permalink)
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YAY! my newt loves it! i guess hell eat anything that wiggles! he was staring at the plants i just put in and i dropped a earthworm in he stared at it...seen it moving and BAM! it was gone into his tummy! lol. now my newt is gonna be super healthy. i gave him some live brine shrimp i got from petco but he didnt like it so earthworms is the way to go for me!



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Old 12th October 2005   #13 (permalink)
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oo one question...are earthworms just as excellent as nightcrawlers? im just wondering because the earthworms wasnt on the foods list.



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Old 24th June 2006   #14 (permalink)
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My fire bellied newt setup: 20g, small world filter, turtle dock, decorative log, some fake plants, a water sprite plant, a cave.
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My "homemade" lid
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Hank the inhabitant
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